Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like. It leads efforts to close this gender gap by building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help students and alumni persist and succeed. TikTok has partnered with Girls Who Code to bolster these ideals and show our support through sisterhood.
According to Girls Who Code founder and CEO, Reshma Saujani, the organization is working to change the statistics around female computer science majors by fostering a sense of connection and empowerment through sisterhood. They've reached over 185,000 girls in 50 states, leading to college-aged alumni who are majoring in computer science at a rate 15 times the national average. “We know that this generation of girls is one of the most open-minded and civically engaged in our history," says Saujani. "We see it with the girls in our programs every day.”
This weekend, Girls Who Code is hosting a digital movement to fuel a sense of connection and empowerment through sisterhood – and many are using TikTok to support their sisters:
Check out #MarchForSisterhood for more content from those who are inspired by the Girls Who Code mission!
TikTok has previously partnered with organizations like Conservation International to address marine plastic pollution through the global #SaveOurOceans challenge, and the ASPCA to help furry friends in need and prevent animal cruelty with the #PetBFF campaign. To learn more, visit TikTokForGood.